Adam Dickmyer, a Winston-Salem Veteran, Dies at Arlington National Cemetery
Adam Dickmyer, originally of Winston-Salem and killed near Kandahar on October 28th 2010 was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, with funeral services taking place there for him on Wednesday afternoon.
Dickmyer joined The Old Guard upon enlisting in 2003. This elite infantry unit requires Soldiers to endure rigorous training regimens that must pass rigorous training tests or risk being sent back to their original units.
Early Life and Education
He grew up in Winston-Salem and graduated from Carver High School. Born to Kevin and Debi Dickmyer, he participated in two-sport athleticism at Carver including wrestling team membership and football squad membership as well as being involved with Reserve Officers’ Training Corps activities during his time there.
After graduating, he enlisted in the Army and completed basic training, joining The Old Guard – 3rd United States Infantry Regiment. He demanded excellence from his Soldiers but knew when it was important to relax their guard so as to better mentor them.
Dickmyer was an honorably discharged Soldier who earned the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Meritorious Service Medal during his military service as a staff sergeant and deployed to Afghanistan where he tragically passed away October 28, 2010 near Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Dickmeyer graduated Lincoln High School as one of only a select few cadets to make it big in New York. Renowned for his good looks and unwavering devotion to his alma mater, he graduated in the top percent. A year after enlisting with the Army he has since left home for Afghanistan where his proud family awaits his return home. Dickmeyer will miss them very much indeed.
Achievement and Honors
Dickmyer had already accomplished significant achievements despite only recently joining The Old Guard; earning multiple accolades such as the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal (six oak leaf clusters), Bronze Star award and Tomb of Unknown Soldier identification badge.
He served as commander of relief and assistant sergeant of guard for relief operations as well as casket leader of the Joint Services State Funeral Team. Additionally, he received three medals: National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.
Dickmyer was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia with a military procession featuring a caisson, an escort team, and flags folded exactly right by a bugler presenting them at his tombsite.
Adam Dickmeyer grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After graduating Carver High School he joined the army. His assignment included serving with 2nd Battalion 502nd Infantry Regiment 2nd Brigade Combat Team 101st Airborne Division Air Assault located at Fort Campbell Kentucky.
He served as a sentinel at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, walking its mat for hours despite experiencing painful knees, ankles, and feet.
After his tour, Dickmyer became casket leader for the Joint Services State Funeral Team before being promoted to staff sergeant and deployed to Afghanistan in 2010.
Ethan Morse and Neal Schrodetzki’s response to his death propelled them to create their four-part documentary, “Honor Guard,” in 2016. This four-part series provides an intimate look into The Old Guard (3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment), as they train, live, and prepare for their duties manning Tomb of Unknown Soldier.
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